A 33-year-old woman was airlifted from Lion’s Head on Wednesday night, December 16 after she reportedly fell about 10 metres down while hiking.
According to a statement issued by ER24, paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after 8pm and were met by Metro Rescue, Life Healthcare and Wilderness Search and Rescue.
“A team of 8 people went up the mountain to where the woman was lying. The team had to carry her down up until the stretch of road leading towards the mountain, where a vehicle brought her down to the awaiting ER24 ambulance. The rescue in total took approximately 2- 3 hours,” the statement said.
The woman fell in the vicinity of the first ladder on Lion’s Head and was treated at the scene before being transported to a hospital for further medical care.
Meanwhile, a fire was reported in the Paarl Mountain area, just hours after firefighters battled a wildfire that broke out on Thursday, December 16 in the Kommetjie area of Cape Town.